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Scribblenauts - Nintendo DS
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- Play the entire game in a sandbox style right on the title screen.
- Innovative side scrolling action where objects spelled out to solve spatial puzzles become real and combinable in-game and can be reused.
- Over 30,000 items are available to help you and your imagination collect Starites.
- 220 levels of single player, pick-up and play fun.
- Share levels you create with the level editor via Nintendo DS Wi-Fi Connection.
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The premise to this puzzle game is to complete puzzles to collect a "starite." You do this by using the stylus to write nouns to help you complete your objective. A simple example would be a level where the starite is separate from you by a moat. You could write "bridge" and a bridge would appear. Place it over the moat, walk over to the starite, and you've just completed the level. While that sounds very simplistic and like a boring example, that is because the solution you chose is simplistic and boring, and you will be scored accordingly. The game's tagline: "Write Anything, Solve Everything," refers to the ability to almost literally write ANYTHING. One of the first things that will amaze you upon starting this game, is how virtually unlimited the Scribblenauts dictionary is. The dictionary contains an amazing 22,802 words.Read more ›
I won't go over the premise here, or even highlight the good elements, because those are readily available (and, accurately stated) in the glowing reviews. I won't even say the game is bad, because it's absolutely not. It's a solid puzzle game and it does, in fact, seem to offer multiple solutions to its myriad of "adventure game" situations and platform-ey puzzles.
The developers could have taken one of two directions with this game - depth, or breadth. To make a game with high depth of item interactivity but a smaller inventory , or to make a game with a massive breadth of content but limited or nonexistent item interactivity. The devs chose the latter, and I feel that this was the wrong decision.
I find myself frequently frustrated by the lack of item interactivity. I don't quite understand why an item is in the game, and yet cannot be usefully leveraged in a logical way. People want to devise elaborate schemes to solve the puzzles, but sometimes a logical, straightforward approach is ok. Unfortunately, a lot of the logical, straightforward approaches are not possible.Read more ›
I summoned a lorikeet, parakeet, and parrot, and they all look different!
I got a puma that kept trying to eat me so I got a lion tamer to keep it quiet. Then I got a saddle and put it on the lion and put the lion tamer on him and gave her a bazooka. To balance things I got an elephant and gave him a bazooka too. That didn't end well for anyone. So I got a jet pack and flew away (needed the jet pack to get over the crater).
I got a bunny. It was cute, so I got another bunny. Then suddenly somehow I had a lot more bunnies (naughty bunnies got a little too friendly I think). Fortunately the T-Rex made short work of the excess bunny population (though I think he got so stuffed he had to take a nap as a result).
Insanely great fun.
Even if the game portion has some issues with control and so forth, it's worth the $30 even just as an amazing tech demo and to mess around with. I have several DS titles that I just never got into, but in the first hour I feel like I've gotten more than my money's worth out of this one, and I really haven't even started playing yet!
It has indeed so far had literally everything I've asked it for. Just a stunning achievement in game development.
I would write more but I most go back and resume fooling around with the start screen some more!
P.S. Doh! The Dingo ate my Baby!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wasn't expecting this to be more of a "step by step" puzzle platform game. I was expecting it to be more free-roam and battle/rpg tactics with the use of drawing anything... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maryann
Came in a box! guess I was not expecting that since used. This will be a great gift for Christmas.Published 2 months ago by dadnmomof3
My daughter plays this a lot and enjoys coming up with new words to try to get new actions to happen.Published 4 months ago by Molly